In the Birth Indexes for Scotland there are absolutely NO Alexander WHITEs born 1885 in Renfrewshire, Paisley or otherwise. In 1885 there was only a FEMALE named Janet Alexander WHITE, her father was named William, mother was Margaret NIMMO.
In 1884, there was an Alexander WHITE born Paisley however the father was Samuel WHITE. In 1886, there was also an Alexander WHITE born also in Paisley, father however was Robert WHITE.
For the name Alexander WHITE, birth any parish in Renfrewshire [where Paisley is], there are ONLY these to select from that have a possibility of being yours :
1878- Alexander WHITE born Paisley Burgh
1880- Alexander Mill WHITE born Greenock
1884- Alexander White father Samuel
1885- Only Janet Alexander WHITE father William
1886- Alexander WHITE father Robert
I haven't yet looked at that 1878 birth....YES ! ITs HIM ! The twin was a BROTHER named Robert, not a sister.
1878 Births, Burgh of Paisley. entry #538 Robert WHITE born April 13, 5am at 2 Shuttle Street, Paisley to William WHITE, Carter and Caroline WHITE maiden surname WALLACE. They had wed 31 Oct, 1863 in Paisley.
The twin brother was entry #539 Alexander WHITE born 5 minutes later. Same information on Registration. W. White was the Informant, shown as the Father.
So Alexander wanted to be a bit younger in Canada, 7 years to be exact. His birthday is coming up in another 2 weeks on Saturday. Meg Greenwood / Oklahoma USA